Technical note Open Access
Recknagel, Jürgen; Rittler, Leopold; Murphy-Bokern, Donal
The choice of cultivar is one of the most important decisions made in growing soybean. Choosing a suitable variety creates the conditions for high added value through high (and reliable) grain yield with adequate quality. Attention to special quality characteristics can attract high prices in specialised markets. Other traits can help reduce production costs. European farmers can choose from a multitude of soybean cultivars. The optimum choice depends especially on latitude, local growth conditions, and the intended market or use.